CARLINVILLE - The Rev. Wayne Sanford Shipley, 83, of Carlinville, Ill., died October 30, 2013, at Carlinville Area Hospital. He was born September 19, 1930, in Olney, Ill., to Everett Clifton and Hannah Jane (Lambert) Shipley. Wayne married Martha Blackburn June 29, 1963, in New Orleans, La. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Martha in 2008.
Wayne received his bachelor's degree from Indiana Central University and studied religion at the General Theological Seminary. He was then ordained in the Episcopal Church; Deacon, June 4, 1955, and Priest December 1, 1955, both by Bishop Richard Ainslie Kirchoffer. His life's work with the Episcopal Church is extensive; Curate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Evansville, Ind., 1955-57, Curate at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, New York, N.Y., 1957, served churches in Mexico 1957-60, Asst. Chaplain at Tulane University and Newcomb College, New Orleans, La., 1960-63, Curate at St. John's Episcopal Church, Decatur, Ill. 1963-65, Chaplain at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill., 1974-80, Vicar at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Chesterfield, Ill., and Rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carlinville, Ill., 1966-1995.
Rev. Shipley is survived by his two beloved cats, Samantha and Bonnie Blue; two sisters, Ruby Kinkade of Indiana and Kathleen Larson of Washington State; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carlinville, Ill.
Memorials may go to Macoupin County TAILS.
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